Fast Waves at the Base of the Cochlea

Abstract

Georg von Békésy observed that the onset times of responses to brief-duration stimuli vary as a function of distance from the stapes, with basal regions starting to move earlier than apical ones. He noticed that the speed of signal propagation along the cochlea is slow when compared with the speed of sound in water. Fast traveling waves have been recorded… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129556

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